Cultural Critic, media scholar, journalist, author, and activist Jonah Raskin is Thorne Dreyer's guest. Jonah lives in northern California where he writes the cannabis column for two weekly newspapers, The Bohemian and the Pacific Sun. He has written about cannabis politics and culture since the 1970s.
The author of biographies of Jack London and Allen Ginsberg and another of Abbie Hoffman, which has just been translated into French and published in France, Jonah is a long time contributor to The Rag Blog and has recently written for the blog about Fugs and Yippie founder, Ed Sanders, Trump's July 4th remarks, Spike Lee's new movie, "Da 5 Bloods," and the recent protests against police brutality and the murder of George Floyd, Breona Taylor and too many others, including the young African-American woman shot and killed in Fort Worth, Texas last October.
Jonah Raskin was active in the Sixties with SDS and the Youth International Party (YIPPIE). This is Jonah’s ninth visit to Rag Radio.
We are joined on the show by Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz and Suzy Shelor.Zoom image: Clockwise from top left: Suzy Shelor, Tracey Schulz, Jonah Raskin, and Thorne Dreyer.
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